|Animation of Shenandoah Fires : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and animation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC|
By November 9, 2000, the two fires in www.nps.gov/shen/'' TARGET=''outlink Shenandoah National Park near Old Rag Mountain and the Pinnacles Picnic Area had combined into one fire that consumed 20,000 acres. Cool temperature and moist air helped firefighters contain the fire. Throughout the Southeast, fires in the fall of 2000 burned over 120,000 acres. This Images/goes_oldrag.mov animation shows smoke from the Shenandoah fire on November 5, 2000...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite
|Tornado Strikes Southern Maryland: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy www.noaa.gov/'' target=''outlink National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/'' target=''outlink GOES Project Science Office. Animation by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.|
Evening light catches the tops of towering thunderheads over the Mid-Atlantic states on April 28, 2002. The powerful storms spawned several tornados, one of which was classified as an F4 tornado. The powerful tornado touched down in the southern Maryland town of La Plata, destroying most of the historic downtown. The twister--one of the strongest ever to hit the state--beat a 24-mile swath running west to east through the state and claimed at least three lives...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; Where -- Maryland
|Fire Near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image by the rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ GOES Projedct Science Office based on data from NOAA.|
A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th. The image above was acquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; Where -- Washington
|Animation of Sequoia Forest Fire : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and Animation by Robert Simmon and Marit-Jentoft Nilsen, NASA GSFC, based on data from NOAA.|
Continued hot, dry weather in the American west contributed to the spread of numerous fires over the weekend of July 29-30, 2000. This is the most active fire season in the United States since 1988, when large portions of Yellowstone National Park burned. One of the largest fires currently burning has consumed more than 63,000 acres in Sequoia National Forest. This NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) image shows the fire on the afternoon of July 30, 2000...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; Where -- United States of America
|Microwave Imager Measures Sea Surface Temperature Through Clouds : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy TRMM Project, Remote Sensing Systems, and Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center|
This image was acquired over Tropical Atlantic and U.S. East Coast regions on Aug. 22 - Sept. 23, 1998. Cloud data were collected by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data were collected aboard the NASA/NASDA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite by The TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). TMI is the first satellite microwave sensor capable of accurately measuring sea surface temperature through clouds, as shown in this scene...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; What -- SST; What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); What -- Imager
|A Look Inside Hurricane Alma: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image and animation courtesy Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Scientific Visualization Studio|
Hurricane season in the eastern Pacific started off with a whimper late last month as Alma, a Category 2 hurricane, slowly made its way up the coast of Baja California, packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and gusts of 135 miles per hour. The above image of the hurricane was acquired on May 29, 2002, and displays the rainfall rates occurring within the storm. Click the image above to see an animated data visualization (3.8 MB) of the interior of Hurricane Alma...
Keywords: What -- Environmental Satellite; What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); What -- Earth; Where -- California